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SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 July 24th to July 29th
Two Dimensional Courses
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Colours collagraph Words Experimental drawing freehand Papercutting Watercolour
Collecting colours New
Explore techniques for capturing natural colours on cloth and paper, bringing colour, mark and hand stitch together.
Collagraph printing New
Collography is an exciting and surprisingly accessible printmaking technique, involving creating a textured surface, applying ink to it and then taking a print from it.
A way with words New
This two-day course will offer the space and stimulation to be creative with words in a relaxed and supportive setting.
Experimental Drawing
A three day course for anyone wishing to extend their drawing vocabulary. We will work through a series of exercises designed to explore different methods and approaches.
Freehand creative lettering New
Christine will introduce you to some simple techniques to get you started on producing your own distinctive designs.
Creative papercutting
This course will introduce you to a variety of cut out items to show just how versatile this craft is..
Contemporary and abstract watercolour New
Experiment and move on with watercolour wherever you're starting from, beginner, a rusty returner or an experienced painter.
Drawing Gelli Can't Paint Sketch Book Mosaic Mixed Media Abstract
Drawing from Life
Suitable for both beginners and more advanced artists, this course will provide a thorough and enjoyable programme of drawing instruction.
Mono printing gelli and gelatine plates New
No prior experience necessary so come and try this low-tech, non toxic form of printmaking that requires no press and uses waterbased paints and inks.
Can't paint? Come and be proved wrong
Through the use of different techniques using watercolour i.e. sponging, splattering paint with a tooth brush, blowing paint through a straw etc. you will discover the nature of watercolour painting.
What shall I do with my sketchbook? New
On this course you will work from your sketchbooks or that collection of notes and photos you always wanted to do something with, extracting and abstracting from your observations to create more finished work.
Creative Mosaic New
Enjoy five blissful days of mosaic! Create your own masterpiece using beautiful glass and ceramic tiles. Potential projects include a decorative panel, mirror frame, splash back or small table top.
Journey through mixed media
This course is experimental and encourages you to explore the possibilities of combining different surfaces and media, sampling a variety of techniques with guidance.
Abstract impressions New
Using a framework of ideas such as simplification, fragmentation, colour, scale & mark making, we will work through a process of taking a realistic starting point and creating an abstracted interpretation of it
Papermaking Chinese Meticulous Oil Scratch Oil shadows Chinese landscape Chinese Birds Stained Glass
Papermaking and literature
Make amazing paper with a literary theme! Letters, words, and flowers will be incorporated into paper to create unique pieces of work for writing, painting, craft and bookbinding projects.
Pulp painting
Following on from the launch of this course in 2016, this programme will take students back to basics: paper fibres will be our painting medium!
Oil painting from scratch New
TThis course is suitable for absolute beginners whether you are uncertain of your drawing skills or terrified of oilpainting - because oil painting is actually surprisingly easy!
Oil Painting-shadows and reflections New
This is a course for those who have done any basic beginner oil painting course, including 'Oil painting from scratch' on the previous two days.
Chinese landscape painting
Landscape is an important subject in Chinese painting and is surrounded by symbolism.
Chinese painting - birds and flowers
Maggie will demonstrate traditional Chinese flower and bird painting.
Stained Glass Design
The first day is spent refreshing and learning new skills. Beginners work on a simple exercise and make a small leaded panel. Students then go on to develop their own ideas for a design.
Chinese landscape Chinese Birds Stained Glass Vibrant papers Botanical
Introduction to wood engraving New
Wood engravings are relief prints, often of great detail and precision. They were the common method for book illustration throughout the nineteenth century.
Out of India
The Indian Subcontinent is a rich source of inspiration for both imagery and colour.Through a range of media you will be encouraged to develop a personal response
Exploring linocutting and printing
This will be a lively, friendly introduction to lino cutting and printing. You will learn about the papers, inks and tools used.
Vibrant Papers
We will use a whole range of different mixed media materials and techniques to create richly decorated papers for use in future projects.We will work in layers using paints, inks, pastels, pens, pencils, and acrylic mediums.
Botanical illustration
This five day course in Botanical Illustration aims to enhance skills in observing and recording plant form, colour, structure, and detail. Structured to suit beginners, as well as more experienced students.
 
Last updated December 2016

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